Existential Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Terri James
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
My framework is grounded in psychodynamic principles, and I also draw from humanistic, existential , and cognitive-behavioral orientations.
Is something holding you back from living at your full potential? Are you overwhelmed with intense feelings of sadness, anger, fear or frustration? If you are feeling stuck in patterns that are limiting you, or are navigating through a difficult life challenge, therapy can help you realize your true potential and reach your life goals. With assistance and support there can be healing and an increased level of awareness to self and the environment. You can feel better about yourself, and thrive in your relationships.
(323) 282-7393 
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Gita Donovan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with depression and anxiety, both specific and existential .
We all have ideals-- how we think we should feel, how we feel we should think, how we want others to behave towards us, how we want our life to unfold. When reality doesn’t match our ideals, it can bring confusion, frustration, even despair. We may feel trapped between our ideals and reality, leading us to believe we are spinning in circles. I see the therapeutic process as one that allows for an exploration of these ideals and an opportunity to understand how they play a role in one’s relationship with self and with others. My hope is that, through this process, you will find a deeper clarity of your values, wants, and needs.
(818) 839-0079 
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Claudia Miles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with clients to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, and more, by addressing the whole person, not just symptoms. I'm also an expert in trichotillomania and skin picking disorders. See my website for info. My style is intuitive with an existential -humanistic orientation. I incorporate Jungian dreamwork & object relations. I do deep work to help you shed layers of a false self so you can live from an authentic empowered place. I can help you free yourself from whatever holds you back in life. If you're grieving, lonely or depressed, we will walk through those things together to the other side.
(628) 500-8235 
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Imuri Pacheco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I approach my work with clients through the lens of humanistic, gestalt, and existential theories which means I firmly believe that you know yourself best, so I take a collaborative approach when working with you.
You want to find meaning in all that you do and long to feel more joy, purpose, and connection, and ultimately to feel your most self. Or perhaps you’re holding onto dreams you want to become a reality, but something is holding you back. You have a desire to be brave and become more comfortable with the unknown—therapy can be a space where you can be yourself, talk freely, as well as be compassionately challenged in order to explore different avenues of yourself.
(213) 513-7331 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Amy-Lynn Gerber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Eclectic therapy for creative adults and artists. Creative types usually see the beauty in the world, but are sensitive and feel the darkness deeply. You may not show it on the outside, but you might be feeling stuck creatively because of all the BS going on in the world right now. The existential crises of modern times are getting you down, so you haven't been feeling great about yourself. You are craving more inspiration in life, healthier relationships, and are ready to dig deep to get a better understanding of who are, who you want to become, and what you want out of life and love. It's ok to need some support to get through it.
(213) 293-1468 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
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Maayan Bick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am passionate about helping children, tweens/teens, parents, and individuals gain strategies for how to cope with existential dread, manage emotions, navigate new relational roles and identities after a trauma, and build resiliency during times of uncertainty and grief. My empathetic nature plays a role in my therapeutic style. I collaboratively work with those who experience symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD and Autism, in order to reach relief and feel happier within, and in relationships.
(424) 230-8698 
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in anxiety and depression due to challenges related to relationship difficulties, life transition, existential crises, and/or identity issues.
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(818) 293-4791 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Oliver Viboolkij ovtherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I draw from Psychoanalytic, Existential and Cognitive therapy to inform and direct treatment.
Unlike psychiatry where medication is prescribed to block your feelings from being experienced, my practice is designed to make sense and make use of the sensations we are receiving from ourselves. Professionally directing our attention to symptoms puts us in direct contact with the core of our conflict(s) and sets forth a personal resolution.
(323) 430-9062 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Steve Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I am also down to get existential and explore the big questions of freedom, responsibility, and meaning.
I am here to help you embrace your authenticity and find liberation from stories, patterns, habits and ways of being that don't fit who you want to be. I am passionate about working with young adults navigating adulthood and transitioning into life beyond families of origin; folks healing from racial trauma and minority stress; and couples and partners looking for better communication, security, and connection. I am especially drawn to working with LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults embracing queerness and supporting other white, cis men to cultivate their own vulnerable, feminist masculinity and allyship.
(323) 310-5014 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Catherine Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I employ an integrated approach to therapy, drawing on a variety of techniques to help my clients achieve the goals we set in session: narrative, IFS, CBT and existential to name a few.
Do you feel like you are at a crossroads and wondering "where do I go from here?" It can be daunting to explore the places that scare you but deciding to do so is often the road to liberation. I work with individuals and couples who are stuck and looking for a way forward. Relationships, both with ourselves and with others, can be complex and we often become complacent and used to "the way things are." If you are here, you probably have a sense that something needs to change. I encourage you to trust yourself and give me call. I offer a free phone consultation. Check out my website at: https://trueselflab.wixsite.com/website-1
(213) 221-6718 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Jason Lerner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach to therapy is eclectic, utilizing concepts from the following treatment modalities: Narrative, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Psychology as well as drawing ideas from Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
I believe in working collaboratively with clients and building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. I see my role as a curious, caring human being first and a clinician second. I encourage feedback and work diligently to tailor treatment to meet a client's needs, ranging from achieving short term specific goals, symptom reduction, and crisis management to long term growth work focusing on personal development, relationship patterns, and wellness maintenance.
(626) 658-3621 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Taylor Klaus-Vineyard
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MAC, CADC II, LAADC, CGAC I
Verified
I am involved in and specialize in LGBTQIA+ issues, couple(s)/relationship(s), poly, consensually non-monogamous, trauma, people and partners in the entertainment industry, existential life concerns, and more.
If you are thinking about beginning therapy, you are not alone. Many people struggle with a difficult situation, a life transition, a relationship, feeling emotional pain, finding thoughts problematic or are living with a frustrating behavior pattern. I provide therapy for couples, marriages, LGBTQ+ multi-partner relationships, individuals, in-person EMDR, trauma, and people/partners in the entertainment industry. I am trained in problem gambling and Thanatology/Death/Dying as well. I work relationally and collaboratively to explore, clarify, reflect on, understand, and navigate all aspects of your situation.
(323) 948-8813 
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Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Lee Ann Teaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
These are such intense and overwhelming times. We are all grieving. Before 2020 maybe you had some anxiety or a history of trauma but overall you were functioning and feeling OK without ongoing therapy. Or despite all you do to take care of yourself, you were experiencing quite a bit of anxiety and stress, struggling with feelings of shame, anger or self-hatred for a very long time. Since 2020 and that's happened your nervous system is on overload and everything feels overwhelming, exhausting, scary. The existential pain you’ve struggled with is back and real and being felt by you and people all over the world.
(310) 980-8988 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Simcha Levenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Life is hard. It's like climbing a mountain in pajamas without your contact lenses. I can't ascend that mountain for you but I can get you better equipped for the journey. Whether your struggles are related to depression, anxiety, existential dread, or difficulty integrating your psychedelic Burning Man vision, I will strive to provide you with perspective, skills, empathy, and laughter. Everybody needs a sherpa some of the time.
(323) 306-5664 
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Cymbeline Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who values the individuality of each patient and their needs within the context of universal human fears, existential and terrestrial. In other words, if you're tired of the old tapes in your head, we will be able to address this in session. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, eating disorders & relationship challenges in individual & couples therapy. I use EMDR as a modality for trauma work combined with humanistic existential psychology, DBT and mindfulness . I trust in the therapeutic process and I'm passionate about facilitating change with my clients.
(818) 873-2231 
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Carolyn Jean Christ
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I draw from modalities such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based CBT, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Feminist Therapy.
A meaningful therapeutic relationship can be a nurturing and generative environment for growth and empowerment. In an accepting and loving space, hopes, fears, anxiety, depression, and trauma can be safely explored and harnessed as agents of change. I am passionate about the possibilities for healing and radical self-acceptance within each unique client and therapist relationship. Our work together will be collaborative, containing, and non-judgmental, exploring the past and present, as well as hopes for the future. I work from a place of warmth, curiosity, humor, and deep reverence for your unique life experience.
(818) 308-1356 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Cynthia Siadat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My approach is relational and strengths-based and incorporates elements from CBT and existential therapy.
I may be the therapist for you if you: 1) are a high achieving individual or individual that others commonly rely on who is dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or another chronic life stress and are in need of a warm, honest and compassionate listener to talk to; 2) you are committed to being proactive in your overall wellness and life long learning; 3) and you are in need of healing and recharging by taking an hour a week to focus on you. Self-care is of the utmost importance because YOU are your longest relationship.
(213) 863-0650 
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Greg Binns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have helped people with a wide range of issues including but not limited to addiction (chemical, sexual, love/relationship), anxiety, depression, anger problems, communication, sexual problems, couples/relationship issues, social difficulties, self-esteem, and existential /spiritual issues.
I provide a reliable space for talking about what affects you most deeply in your love, work, creative and spiritual life. We will develop pragmatic approaches to achieving greater fulfillment and less distress. As we carefully develop an understanding of your internal and interpersonal life, our dialogue will afford you a deeper understanding of how you function with others and how you create meaning for yourself. I regard each person's therapy as unique in terms of goals, pace, content, and the nature of our working relationship.
(888) 712-9896 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Sasha Khalili
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
I work from a psychodynamic perspective, a cognitive behavioral standpoint, an integrative approach, an existential perspective, mindfulness oriented, a Buddhist lens, solution focused, and humanistic modality.
Therapy can hold a space of exploring where our inner observer is hiding and how we can pull their reaching hand through the unconscious rubble. Where we can point to elements in our self dialogue that fuel our dissatisfaction. Where we can feel the emotions that are in cohesion with our experience. This is where change lies and where we as an alliance can help facilitate a life you've been waiting to embark on. Whether it is addiction, familial conflict, identity disarray, lack of passion, anxiety spirals. depressive bruising, or relationship chaos, I offer you the space where we can combat these psychic tensions, together.
(424) 232-0827 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Kendal Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also have training in tobacco cessation, substance abuse, anger management, existential therapy, and integrative behavioral couples therapy.
My background is neuropsychology and health psychology, therefore, I specialize with understanding the complexity of interactions between medical illness and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. A medical population I have specialty with is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and adjustment to said medical condition, as well as cognitive dysfunction related to ALS. Additionally, I believe in mindfulness meditation. You can access my "21 day Positive Mindfulness Meditation Challenge" on Spotify, Apple podcast, as well as Google podcasts.
(734) 339-2170 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Existential Therapists
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

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